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Wheeler Attacks Speaker Madigan on Budget Process

Rep. Keith Wheeler penned a scathing op-ed printed in the Chicago Tribune today. He criticized Speaker Madigan and his Democratic majority in the legislature for failing to adopt a revenue estimate in this year’s budget negotiations. Wheeler was sworn in as a legislator in 2015 and the Illinois General Assembly has not met the constitutional[…]

IL State Constitution Balanced Budget Requirement

Rep. Wheeler calls on Attorney General Madigan to force legislators to comply with the balanced budget requirement

The Illinois General Assembly has ignored the balanced budget requirement of the Illinois Constitution for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.  The balanced budget requirement really shouldn’t be in dispute.  The language in the Illinois Constitution is fairly clear: Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available[…]